Euroformula teams are returning to testing with the new lightweight halo-shod Dallara 320 car now that the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions are being eased in most countries.
Behind the masks, there have been lots of happy faces from teams in Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Spain as they’ve been able to learn the capabilities of the new car before its race debut this year.
The global pandemic meant safety has come first over recent months, with team workshops and circuits out of action, and there has been lots of enthusiasm for being able to go back to the Tarmac in recent weeks despite all types of weather.
Drivex School took the first of its two chassis to Valencia Ricardo Tormo prior to lockdown, with its driver Glenn van Berlo at the wheel.
Motopark has been at home track Motorsport Arena Oschersleben over the last few weeks with four of the new cars, and in addition to their confirmed drivers for the 2020 season they called upon famed Formula E-experienced Frenchman Tom Dillmann and aspiring German racer Matthias Luethen for driving duties.
Van Amersfoort Racing has been testing in the Netherlands after taking delivery of its most recent orders.
British team Carlin has rolled out two of its new cars at Silverstone with its British Formula 4 champion driver Zane Maloney. Joining Maloney in that test, in typically wet British weather, was McLaren Formula 1 star and former Formula 3 champion Lando Norris. The Briton was testing one of the old Euroformula cars as he gets ready for the start of the F1 season.
Double R Racing and Fortec Motorsports have also started work at their workshops again, and are looking forward to running at speed before the Euroformula season gets underway at the Hungaroring on July 23-26.